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Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

January 28th, 2014 1:43 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father – an alleged "Bloods" gang member loyal to the color red.

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UPDATE: Wine bill taking surprising route through legislature

UPDATE: Wine bill taking surprising route through legislature

January 28th, 2014 11:42 am by Nathan Baker

A pared down version of the broad wine in grocery stores bill that failed in the state House Local Government Committee last session passed handily Tuesday by a 13-3 vote.

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Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

January 28th, 2014 10:16 am by Staff Report

Miss something? Here's a baker's dozen of local news and sports stories from The Buzz to keep you in the loop.

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Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

January 28th, 2014 9:54 am by Becky Campbell

Instead of going to trial on solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of a minor, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Owens was set to enter a guilty plea in Jonesborough on Wednesday.

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Elizabethton Downtown Historic District may be on way to expanding

Elizabethton Downtown Historic District may be on way to expanding

January 28th, 2014 9:13 am by John Thompson

The district currently extends westward only to Sycamore Street, leaving out several blocks of downtown.

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Update: ETSU closed at noon, night classes canceled

Update: ETSU closed at noon, night classes canceled

January 28th, 2014 7:09 am by Staff Report

East Tennessee State University administrators announced just after 11 a.m. that the campus would close at noon because of inclement weather.

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Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

January 27th, 2014 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Propane supply problems have caused shortages of the liquefied fuel across much of the country, but local dealers and dispensers say a little patience will see the region through the worst of this winter’s cold snaps.

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Deputy restrains Washington Co. commissioner as argument erupts over last week's meeting

Deputy restrains Washington Co. commissioner as argument erupts over last week's meeting

January 27th, 2014 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge had some explaining to do Monday.

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WJHL founder Lancaster dies at 89

WJHL founder Lancaster dies at 89

January 27th, 2014 9:27 pm by Tony Casey

You could call Hanes Lancaster Jr.’s appearance during local television station WJHL’s celebration of its 60th anniversary Oct. 28 a victory lap.

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Convenience stores seeking level wine field

Convenience stores seeking level wine field

January 27th, 2014 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

A local convenience store leader criticized state lawmakers and lobbyists Monday for shutting out his and hundreds of other business owners’ interests from the negotiations centered on an anticipated wine bill that he said could significantly cut into sal

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